“I believe what we will do is carry within the press,” Biden started on Friday as they sat down. “The Indian press is significantly better behaved than the American press.”
“I believe, together with your permission, you could possibly not reply questions as a result of they gained’t ask any questions on level,” Biden later added.
The feedback went viral with critics knocking the president in response.
“I assumed Modi had mentioned this once I heard about it, however nope that is the American president,” New York Instances reporter Katie Rogers tweeted.
“Fairly Trumpian,” Washington Examiner correspondent Christian Datoc reacted.
Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross highlighted that India ranks “142nd” on this planet on the subject of press freedom based on Reporters With out Borders whereas the U.S. is ranked “forty fourth.”
Regardless of having praised the worth of journalists on the marketing campaign path, Biden has since hurled insults and jabs in direction of the press all through his presidency.
In July, Biden referred to as NBC Information correspondent Kelly O’Donnell a “ache within the neck” for asking him a query that was off his most well-liked subject.
The president as soon as snapped at CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins for grilling him on his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, telling her she was “within the flawed enterprise,” later claiming “to be a very good reporter you gotta be unfavorable. You have to have a unfavorable view of life.”
He even joked about operating over a reporter with a automobile whereas he was test-driving a Ford after the reporter requested him a query about Israel.